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Murder Suspect Apprehended after Multi-Jurisdiction Manhunt

October 20, 2020 — The suspect wanted in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley has been apprehended. 

39-year-old William James Hernandez (AKA Martinez) was taken into custody this morning by officials from the Hamlin Police Department.   

Hernandez was named a person of interest early on in a Missing Person Investigation that was led by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office.  Through investigation, deputies believed Hernandez was involved in Bradley’s disappearance and that Bradley may have been at a business or residence that was associated with Hernandez.    

On Monday, October 19, 2020, officials with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the San Angelo Police Department with the execution of two search warrants for a commercial building located in the 1100 block of South Chadbourne Street as well as a residence located in the 100 block of Allen Street.  During the search of the residence on Allen, investigators discovered Bradley deceased.  The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.  

Pursuant to the field investigation, detectives obtained information that led them to believe Hernandez could be in Abilene, Texas.  In a coordinated effort with the Abilene Police Department, Hernandez was located near a carwash in but he avoided apprehension after he purposefully collided with the apprehension team’s vehicle.  The vehicle Hernandez was operating was later discovered in Jones County, unoccupied and disabled in a field.  After a multi-agency search that included the aforementioned agencies and Texas Game Wardens, Hernandez successfully eluded officials until he was discovered walking by an officer with the Hamlin Police Department.  

Hernandez has been charged with Murder.  This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available.